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March 23, 2017
Donald Trump’s presidency has been marked with a series of false claims, including a suggestion that British intelligence officials assisted former President Barack Obama in spying on Trump Tower. A Wall Street Journal editorial describes “the damage that Mr. Trump is doing to his Presidency with his seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and...
Sam Frizell March 21, 2017
The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation publicly confirmed an investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the November election. “Comey then contradicted several statements by the White House, including the president's incendiary claim that former President Obama had ‘tapped’ Trump's phone,” reports Sam Frizell for Time magazine. Democrats...
Stephanie Saul March 20, 2017
US colleges and universities are a leading source of US soft power, attracting diverse faculty and student talent from around the globe. Recent and potential applicants to US colleges are expressing concern about xenophobic, nationalistic and isolationist attitudes that emerged soon after Donald Trump declared his candidacy for the US presidency and then won. “Nearly 40 percent of colleges are...
Robyn Dixon March 20, 2017
Proposed cuts to the US State Department and United Nations budgets coincide with severe famines underway. “Two years of drought and failed rains across much of Africa have affected 38 million people in 17 countries,” reports Robyn Dixon for the Los Angeles Times. “Without a massive donor injection of $4.4 billion, aid officials estimate, more than 20 million people face starvation and famine in...
Steven Swinford March 17, 2017
The United States issued a formal apology to Great Britain after the White House press secretary repeated a Fox News source suggesting that former US President Barack Obama spied on Trump Tower with the help of British intelligence. GCHQ described the allegations as “nonsense” and “utterly ridiculous.” The diplomatic uproar came on the same day that the Trump administration released a proposed...
Adam Behsudi March 15, 2017
The global supply chain benefits form elasticity. If one country does not supply a product, then buyers quickly search for substitutes. After the United States stepped back from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, countries like New Zealand, Australia and Canada continue to meet to negotiate a deal and fill the vacuum. “New Zealand seizes the opportunity to send more of its milk and cheese to China,”...
Leo Kelion March 8, 2017
WikiLeaks reports that the US Central Intelligence Agency has amassed a wide range of hacking tools for televisions, phones and consumer products that rely on the internet. “The alleged cyber-weapons are said to include malware that targets Windows, Android, iOS, OSX and Linux computers as well as internet routers,” reports Leo Kelion for BBC News. “Some of the software is reported to have been...

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